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Law and revolution : the formation of the Western legal tradition

Author: Harold J Berman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Univ. Press, 1983.
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The roots of modern Western legal institutions and concepts go back nine centuries to the papal revolution, when the Western church established its political and legal unity and its independence from  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold J Berman
ISBN: 0674517741 9780674517745 0674517768 9780674517769
OCLC Number: 185405865
Description: viii, 657 s. : kart
Contents: Introduction Law and History Law and Revolution The Crisis of the Western Legal Tradition Toward a Social Theory of Law PART I: THE PAPAL REVOLUTION AND THE CANON LAW 1. The Background of the Western Legal Tradition: The Folklaw Tribal Law Dynamic Elements in Germanic Law: Christianity and Kingship Penitential Law and Its Relation to the Folklaw 2. The Origin of the Western Legal Tradition in the Papal Revolution Church and Empire: The Cluniac Reform The Dictates of the Pope The Revolutionary Character of the Papal Revolution Social-Psychological Causes and Consequences of the Papal Revolution The Rise of the Modern State The Rise of Modern Legal Systems 3.
Responsibility: Harold J. Berman.


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